Thursday, March 3, 2016
Robbers Brandished a Gun in Two of the Robberies
Baltimore, Maryland – Andre Antoine Walker, and Malcolm Xavier Green, both age 23, of Temple Hills, Maryland, pleaded guilty to a bank robbery conspiracy, bank robbery, armed bank robbery, and brandishing a firearm in relation to a crime of violence. Walker pleaded guilty today and Green entered his guilty plea on March 2, 2016.
The guilty pleas were announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Kevin Perkins of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; Chief Hank Stawinski of the Prince George’s County Police Department; Kent County Sheriff John F. Price IV; Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department; and Loudoun County Virginia Sheriff Michael L. Chapman.
According to their plea agreements, in late June 2015, Green and Walker conspired to rob banks in Maryland and Virginia, engaging in a series of bank robberies from July 1 through July 24, 2015.
Specifically, on July 1, July 13 and July 17, 2015, Green and Walker robbed banks in Camp Springs, Baltimore and Millington, Maryland, respectively. After entering each bank, the robbers presented a note to the teller demanding money and threatening harm if the teller did not comply. In the robbery on July 17th, Walker displayed a gun to the teller, brandishing it multiple times. Green admitted that knew that Walker had the gun and that he planned to use it during the robbery. Green and Walker stole $1,229 in the first robbery. In the second robbery, they stole approximately $100, but the dye pack ignited in Green’s pants, ruining the money. Green and Walker left the money in the parking lot, where it was subsequently recovered by investigators. In the July 17th robbery, Green and Walker stole $5,364. Green and Walker admitted that on July 24, 2015, they robbed a bank in Lovettsville, Virginia, again presenting a note to the teller demanding money and brandishing a gun. They stole $4,000 in that robbery.
Green and Walker stole more than $10,590 in the four robberies.
According to their plea agreements, investigators identified Green through a fingerprint analysis of the note from July 17th robbery. Investigators identified Walker from surveillance footage of the robberies. Walker and Green were arrested on August 3, 2015. The gun was recovered from Walker’s vehicle. Walker and Green advised that they had spent all the money they stole, including to pay part of a $20,000 debt Green owed to a drug dealer.
Walker and Green face a maximum penalty of five years in prison for the conspiracy; a maximum of 20 years in prison for each of two counts of bank robbery; a maximum of 25 years in prison for armed bank robbery; and a mandatory minimum of seven years in prison, consecutive to any other sentence imposed, and up to life in prison for brandishing a firearm in relation to a crime of violence. There is no probation or parole in the federal criminal justice system. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett has scheduled sentencing for Green on May 31, 2016, and for Walker on July 21, 2016, both at 3:00 p.m.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Prince George’s County Police Department, Kent County Sheriff’s Office, Baltimore County Police Department, and Loudoun County, Virignia Sheriff’s Office for their work in the investigation and recognized the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for its assistance in the prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Aaron S. J. Zelinsky and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela Tang, who are prosecuting the case.
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